High resolution multi-aspect SAR imaging of military vehicles

Konferenz: EUSAR 2021 - 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
29.03.2021 - 01.04.2021 in online

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Berens, Patrick; Walterscheid, Ingo; Saalmann, Olaf; El-Arnauti, Gabriel (Fraunhofer FHR, Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR, Wachtberg, Germany)

Aided or automatic target recognition (ATR) for synthetic aperture radar imagery is a critical capability for military as well as civil surveillance applications. The success of the ATR processing depends to a large extent on the quality of the input SAR data. In particular, multi-aspect SAR images, which have been acquired on a path around the target, can help to improve the recognition performance. During a measurement campaign of the NATO research group SET-250 in England, Fraunhofer FHR acquired very high resolution SAR data of military objects from eight different aspect angles on an octagon. The SAR data have been collected with the airborne SAR demonstrator PAMIR-Ka.